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Ferritin

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Also known as: Serum Ferritin
Formal name: Ferritin, serum

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine your body's total iron storage capacity

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor suspects that you may have too little or too much iron in your system

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

You may be instructed to fast for 12 hours before the test; in this case, only water is permitted.